Victor Martinez hopes for extension

Updated: February 15, 2010, 8:34 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Even as Victor Martinez publicly declared his desire to remain with the Boston Red Sox, his agent said Monday that the club has not yet opened negotiations on a contract extension for the 31-year-old catcher.

"It's nice that Victor says he wants to stay with the Red Sox,'' agent Alan Nero said, "but in reality it doesn't really change anything. The reality is that the Red Sox are going to have to want him. They're going to have to be willing to pay for ...

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